Maps

On this page you will find all of the maps I have posted to cover Achaemenid history up to the current point in the show. Each is labeled by the first and last episode it is relevant to. You can search the page by using Ctrl+F and searching “Episode #” for the first or last episode covering those events, or the region of the map you are interested in (ie, Egypt, Greece, Ionia, etc.) Maps of the whole empire are always labeled from the first episode I posted them with – Current, and can always be found by searching for “Current” on this page.

One possible re-creation of the infantry formations at Marathon. via Wikimedia Commons
A map of all the major Persian offensives against Greeks via Wikimedia Commons. Episode 31-current
The 10 City-Kingdoms of Achaemenid-era Cyprus, with rough borders via Wikimedia Commons Episode 34
The Military Campaigns of the Ionian Revolt via Wikimedia Commons Episode 31-Episode 36
Administrative Divisions of the Achaemenid Empire, 490 BC by Ian Mladjov on Ian Mladjov’s Resources.
Episode 24-Current
A map of Darius’s wars with the Liar Kings with identifiable locations marked. Episode 22 – 23
A map of Ancient Egypt and Kush during Cambyses II’s invasion, with the locations of named locations and battles marked. Image from Jeff Dahl via Wikimedia Commons under GNU Free Documentation License. Episode 16
The Eastern Mediterranean Sea at the time of Cambyses II’s invasion of Egypt. Episode 16
The Persian Empire up to 500 BCE. Note the key on the bottom left for the different phases of expansion under Cyrus, Cambyses, and Darius. Labels using the Old Persian names with the Greek names in parentheses. By Prof. Ian Mladjov.
Episode 8-current
The Neo-Babylonian Empire at the time of Cyrus’s Conquest with the locations of major battles. The original labels are French, but hopefully similar enough to figure out. Original by Zunkir, Wikimedia Commons via GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2. Alterations by Trevor Culley, 2019.
Episode 7-8

A map of the Ancient Greek world: the mainland, Peloponnese, Aegean islands, and Ionian coast. Original by MaryroseB54, Wikimedia Commons via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Alterations from linked file by Trevor Culley, 2019.
Episode 6
Map of the Near East under Babylon and Media. Originals by WillemBK and Szajci, via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. Battle sites, Halys River, new cities, and key by Trevor Culley, 2019
Episode 3
Map of Indo-European Migrations. Pink represents the original range. The darker areas represent earlier migrations. The lighter areas represent later migrations. Original image by Joshua Jonathan via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. Text labels by Trevor Culley, 2019.
Episode 2
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire after its periods of greatest expansion via Wikimedia Commons. Episode 1
My homemade map of the Near East between the Bronze Age Collapse and the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Episode 1
Map of the Near East before the Bronze Age Collapse by Alexikoua via Wikimedia Commons Attribution-Share Alike License
Episode 1